Decayed, rotting and forever imprinting the stagnant and horrifying stench of death in your brain is Cist and their new EP The Frozen Casket. Released earlier this year, The Frozen Casket offered up five tracks of blood letting and entrails dragging death metal that ripped in to your flesh unapologetically so, and now months later Cist is set to re-release their EP with three new tracks that are equally flesh consuming and blood draining. Through this offering you are surely to come face to face with nothing but brain masticating and skin bubbling offerings that leave you to rot somewhere in an unmarked grave.
Cist immediately greet you with their gut tearing opener Antisceptic, which hits you with a barrage of fetid riffs and gruesome blood curdling vocals that roar through a long forgotten and rotten crypt. Through the rest of The Frozen Casket you can come to expect much of the same barbaric and marrow draining sound. Never does Cist relent and never do they stop hacking at your lifeless corpse as they barrel through track after track of nothing but sordid, twisted and perverse death that they seem to revel in. Each track is just as sickening and malignant as the rest, gifting you with track after track of filthy and blood drenched death.
Never can you escape from the madhouse that is The Frozen Casket as Cist suffocates you under their ever relentless and ruthless onslaught. This is an unforgiving and unrelenting release that shovels horrifying death upon you in heaps leaving you covered in gore and sores. The Frozen Casket is a furious release fueled by a crave for blood and a skin crawling desire to hack up anyone that dares stand in its way. Cist have truly created something vile here in the best way possible. Each track is filthy, raw and incredibly punishing making The Frozen Casket out to be one hellish and incredibly gruesome yet entirely entertaining listen.
Through and through The Frozen Casket is pure uncompromising and impressive death. Each malignant offering burrows its way in to your brain never to leave as they manifest themselves there never to be forgotten. These tracks are addicting, malicious and oh so wonderfully heavy. The Frozen Casket is a very solid release, one that is gnarled, bloodied, well executed and down right twisted, making it one hell of an offering. This is some great death metal, and with The Frozen Casket, Cist have certainly more than made their mark on the world of death metal.
The extended version of The Frozen Casket will be released through Redefining Darkness Records and Reaper Metal Productions April 27, 2018.